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New signing Kerrod Holland explains his decision to join the Bulldogs, what the focus is for him ahead of the 2016 pre-season and more in a Q and A chat with

Holland, 23, starred in the Knights’ run to the NSW Cup grand final last season and will join the Bulldogs on a two year deal.

He hails from Singleton and was a standout for Cessnock before getting the call-up to the NSW Cup last season where he played 16 games and crossed the try-line on 18 occasions.

In a Q and A below, he outlines his decision to join the club and more.

What was the main reason in joining the Bulldogs?

One of the big reasons coming here was being able to train full-time and be a part of the full-time squad, but also having the opportunity to work with the amazing facilities the Bulldogs have at Belmore and under Des Hasler.

What impressed you about Des?

His ability to continue to be successful and get the best out of his players.

What did you take away from the 2015 NSW Cup season?

You have to take every opportunity when they come and when they present themselves, but I also take away the experience of playing on the big stage (Grand Final Day).

What is your focus for the 2016 pre-season?

My focus is to get up to the level of an NRL player.

I need to get my body right, get up to speed with training, become stronger, fitter, faster and I believe the facilities here at Belmore will give me every chance of achieving this.

Where do you enjoy playing?

I like the fullback position, but I can play anywhere in the outside backs.

How much will the experience of the Morris twins and Sam Perrett help you?

Starting again was another reason why I came to the Bulldogs and to see the wealth of experience that is already here and hopefully I can learn from these players to take my game to the next level.

How important is life away from football?

I’m an electrician by trade and having this gives you a mindset to keep working hard and provides that balance away from the footy field.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.